1952 - 2021
VisitationMarch 22, 2021
FuneralMarch 24, 2021
Saran Yous, 68, a resident of Lowell, Massachusetts died from cholangiocarcinoma on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was married to his wife, Sokmuoy Ly, for 41 years. He was born in Kandal Province in Cambodia, and immigrated to Lowell in 2012. His excitement for all things American helped him settle quickly to life in the United States. Within a couple of years, he was able to obtain a driver’s license and find his way around Lowell and neighboring towns independently. He enjoyed driving his beloved grandchildren to and from school. He was adventurous and loved traveling to different parts of the United States. He also enrolled in English as a Second Language classes at the Adult Education Program in downtown Lowell, where he learned conversational English and befriended many new immigrants and refugees. A devout Buddhist, he spent a considerable amount of his free time volunteering at the Trairatanaram Temple in North Chelmsford, MA, where he was a well-respected elder. He was actively involved in the Temple’s meditation center construction project. His hope was to see this project to completion. Prior to his cancer diagnosis, he was diligently studying for his civics test for U.S. citizenship.
Above all, he was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his children and granddaughters unconditionally, and took incredible pride in each of their milestones and accomplishments. He will be missed immensely by his family, friends, and community both in the United States and Cambodia.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Sunheang and his wife, Phakdey of Chelmsford, MA and their children, Amrit and Maysa, and his daughter, Sunhuch of Lowell, MA and her husband, Hokheng of Cambodia and their children, Darany and Kyrena. In the last several months of his life, he was also cared for by his niece, Mary Por of Lowell, MA and her husband, Bona Penh, his nephew, Sunhour Hak of Lowell, MA, and a close family friend, Sochenda Sok of Lowell, MA. He also leaves behind his sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many nieces, nephews, and friends, who he loved dearly.
Lastly, he and his family would like to thank the clinicians at Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell General Hospital Oncology Department, and Merrimack Valley Hospice for their care and support.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation at Trairatanaram Temple starting at 4:00PM on Monday, March 22. He will remain at the Temple until Wednesday March 23. His funeral procession will leave the Temple on Wednesday, March 24, at 8AM and conclude at Merrimack Cremation Service, 10 Henry Clay Drive. Merrimack NH. Arrangements are by the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME. 106 MIDDLESEX ST. N. CHELMSFORD.